Life not Knife 2018
The College’s annual Life not Knife event last week was as hard hitting and popular as ever with over 355 students participating at the event. On the day of the event Principal, Eddie Playfair highlighted the importance of staying safe and the annual campaign to build awareness of knife and gun crime.
Performing arts students played out knife crime scenarios to build awareness of the dangers of knives and what should be done in the event of a knife or gun crime.
A student panel interviewed the London Metropolitan Police, which offered an opportunity for students to ask questions and explore their thoughts and opinions. Organisations such as the London Ambulance Service, London Metropolitan Police and BoxUp Crime were also present to talk to students about the actions that they can take to stay safe.
Former student, Elliot Panda also delivered a personal talk on ‘life after death’, illustrating the human cost of gun and knife crime after the loss of former student David Ategbite who died from gun crime in March 2017. The lunchtime event in the main hall finished with a John Legend acapella duet from students singing ‘ordinary people’ and a 1 minute silence remembering David Ategbite.
Thanks to; the Youth Activities team, the Performing Arts students, John Crockford and James Shaw for organising the event.